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Empowered Living

Our Healing Ways article this month, “Sacred Silence: Discover the Benefits of Quiet at a Silent Retreat,” by April Thompson, sparked a new curiosity. I’d like to give it a try. I’ve been hearing lately how spiritual teacher David Harshada Wagner characterizes silence as a “powerful energy… roaring within.”
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Wellness Coaching Offers a Supportive Path to Health

Practitioner Spotlight
Countless visits to her doctor didn’t help her find answers to weight gain, chronic fatigue and digestive issues, so Janine Gilarde turned to a holistic practitioner for help.
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Yin Restorative Herbs for a Healthy Transition Toward Winter

Several herbs complement the transition from summer to fall, which is also a time to deeply nourish the yin body.

Our Comfort Zone is the Cause of Discomfort in Life

How capable are we of stretching our comfort zone to include new experiences and achievements?

A Prescription for Care

Johnson Compounding and Wellness Pharmacy Continues Longstanding Legacy
Johnson Compounding and Wellness, in Waltham, has recently changed hands from previous co-owners and pharmacists Stephen and Diane Bernardi to Pharmacy Manager John Walczyk, PharmD, RPh, FIACP, FACA and Andrew Stein, PharmD, RPh.
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Lissa Rankin on Moving from Fear to Freedom

Fear often arises in us because of stories we unconsciously harbor in our mind—and understanding that unleashes the calming power of our intuition.

Try Some Stretches

Four Ways to Flex Our Muscles
Not all stretches are alike, so it helps to know what kind to do for what purpose.

Pumped Up About Geothermal

Homeowners Like its Eco-Friendly Cost Savings
People are finding that geothermal pumps, which draw on the below-ground temperature of 50 degrees to heat and cool buildings, make sense environmentally and economically.

Preventing, Reversing and Managing Diabetes Naturally

When we’re aware of the physical and emotional components of diabetes, it’s easier to make the lifestyle changes that ward it off.
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Onions Healthy for Heart and Kidneys

Reduces Risks of Disease

Teetotalers Enjoy Less Heart Disease

Former and Occasional Drinkers Have Greater Risk

Overtime Hours Linked to Tooth Decay

Connection to Oral Health Decline

Aerobics Improve Brain Function

Boosts Volume and Gray Matter

Cranberry Prebiotic Promotes Gut Health

Enhances Good Bacteria

Acupuncture and Herbs Ease Delirium in Patients

Scientists Find Alternative Treatment Effective

Local experts to support you in leading a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

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Researchers Share Findings at Monthly Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds

The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine holds Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds from 8 to 9 a.m., the first Tuesday of each month, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in the Bornstein Family Amphitheater.

The Revolution of Consciousness Sponsors Workshop on Better Diabetes Management

Certified holistic health coaches Rosanne Ryder and Christine Emmi will lead a free workshop for individuals with or suspecting Type 2 diabetes at 7 p.m., November 14.

Natural Living Expo Offers Workshops, Shopping and More

The 11th annual Natural Living Expo, one of New England’s largest holistic health and wellness events, will return to Marlborough’s Best Western Royal Plaza and Trade Center on November 11 and 12.

Transform Global Response to Climate Change

Bringing effective local solutions to the international discussion on climate change from 6 to 9 p.m., November 2, at The Lenox Hotel, in Boston.

Groton Wellness Welcomes Herbalist Rachel Fae Coleman

Groton Wellness welcomes Rachel Fae Coleman to its practice as a clinical and traditional Western herbalist.

Free Workshop on How Toxic Food Adversely Affects Genes

Join Kristine Jelstrup of Central Square Health and Wellness from 7 to 9 p.m., November 16, at Citywide Senior Center, in Cambridge, for a free workshop to learn which foods are healthiest are you.

Find the Right Support System at Free Chronic Pain Event

A collaboraive event between the U.S. Pain Foundation and the Hope Collective will take place from 2:30 to 5 p.m., November 20, at the Massachusetts State House.

Beyond Maria: Coming Together to Help Rebuild Puerto Rico

Luis Mendez and Waleska Sallaberry, the publishers of Natural Awakenings Puerto Rico (PR) edition for the past 15 years, have a simple request: “Please help us rebuild.”
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Wine Worry

Glyphosate Toxin Turns Up in Wines

Faster Rescues

Artificial Intelligence Helps Locate People and Wildlife

Landfill Eulogy

Sweden Dumps its Dumps

Humpback Holler

Why Whales Leap High

Pedestrian Power

Smart Street Lights Powered by Footsteps

Window Pain

Birds Die Flying Into Reflective Glass
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